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BOHLER THYSSEN WELDING USA, INC.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET May be used to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements, see Referenced Standards in Detailed Explanation. SECTION I IDENTITY Product: UTP 62 SUPER Ti AWS or other spec: A5.5 E110-18M Manufacturer/Distributor Name: BOHLER THYSSEN WELDING USA, INC. Telephone Number: (281) 499-1212 1-800-527-0791 SECTION II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/COMPONENTS OSHA PEL(mg/m ) ACGIH TLV(mg/m ) PERCENT TWA-10 TWA-5 60-100% TWA-15 TWA-10 1-5% 5 CEILING TWA-0.2 0.5-1.5% TWA-[5/%Si0(2) +2]/2 TWA-0.05 Respirable 0.1-1% Respirable Dust TWA-[15/%Si0(2) +2]/2 Total Dust CALCIUM CARBONATE 471-34-1 TWA-5-Respirable TWA-10-Inhalable 7-13% 15-Total 3-Respirable POTASSIUM SILICATE 1312-76-1 TWA-5-Respirable TWA-10-Inhalable 1-5% 15-Total 3-Respirable SODIUM SILICATE 6834-92-0 TWA-80/%(SiO2) TWA-10 1-5% CALCIUM FLUORIDE 7789-75-5 TWA-2.5 TWA-2.5 7-13% LITHIUM Al SILICATE 12068-40-5 TWA-5-Respirable TWA-2 1-5% 15-Total NICKEL 7440-02-0 TWA-1 TWA-0.5 Inhalable 0.5-1.5% MOLYBDENUM 7439-98-7 TWA-15 TWA-10 0.1-1% CHROMIUM 7440-47-3 TWA-1 TWA-0.05 0.1-1% IMPORTANT! This section covers the material from which this product is manufactured. The fumes and gases produced during welding with this product are covered by SECTION VI. The term "hazardous" in "Hazardous Materials" should be interpreted as a term required and defined in OSHA 2265 (29 CFR 1910.1200) and does not necessarily imply the existence of any hazard. SECTION III PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS Boiling Point: N/A Specific Gravity(H2O=1): N/A Chemical Identity IRON TITANIUM DIOXIDE MANGANESE SILICON DIOXIDE CAS 7439-89-6 13463-67-7 7439-96-5 14464-46-1
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Product Type: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Electrode Address: 10401 GREENBOUGH STAFFORD, TEXAS 77477 Date Prepared: REVISED 10/97

Vapor Pressure(mmHg.): N/A Melting Point: N/A

Vapor Density (AIR-1): N/A Evaporation Rate: N/A Solubility in Water: N/A Appearance and Odor: N/A SECTION IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA Flash Point(Method Used): N/A Flammable Limits N/A LEL-N/A UEL-N/A Extinguishing Media: N/A Special Fire Fighting Procedures: N/A Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: N/A See Section IV in Detailed Explanation SECTION V REACTIVITY DATA Stability: Unstable N/A Stable N/A Conditions to avoid N/A Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: See Section V in Detailed

Incompatibility (Materials to avoid): N/A

Hazardous Polymerization May occur N/A Will not occur N/A Conditions to avoid N/A SECTION VI HEALTH HAZARD DATA Route(s) of entry: Inhalation? ** Skin? Unlikely Ingestion? Unlikely ** Gases and fumes generated while welding may be dangerous to your health. See Section VI in Detailed Explanation Carcinogenicity: Nickel X (See Section VI in Detailed Explanation) Chromium: X (See Section VI in Detailed Explanation) Signs and Symptoms of Over Exposure: Short-term (acute): See Section VI in Detailed Explanation Long-term (chronic): See Section VI in Detailed Explanation Emergency and First Aid Procedures: In Case of Fume Inhalation Remove to Fresh Air. Employ First Aid Techniques Recommended by the American Red Cross. In an Emergency Call Physician. WARNING: This product contains or produces a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects (or other reproductive harm). (California Health & Safety Code Sec. 25249.5 et. seq.) SECTION VII PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled: N/A Waste Disposal Method: Prevent Waste from Contaminating Surrounding Environment. Discard Any Product, Residue, Disposable Container or Liner in an Environmentally Acceptable Manner, in Full Compliance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations. Precautions to be taken in handling and storing: Cool and Dry Storage Other Precautions: When Welding, Brazing, or Soldering: Welding Arc or Torch Flame May Be a Source of Ignition of Combustible Product. SECTION VIII CONTROL MEASURES Respiratory Protection (specify type): See Section VIII in Detailed Explanation Ventilation: Local Exhaust required in semi-open or poorly ventilated space. See Section VIII in Detailed Explanation Protective Gloves: See Section VIII in Detailed Explanation Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: See Section VIII in Detailed Explanation Work/Hygienic Practices: See Section VIII in Detailed Explanation The information in this MSDS was obtained from sources we believe are reliable. However, this information is provided without any representation of warranty, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy or correctness.

BOHLER THYSSEN WELDING USA, INC. MSDS DETAILED EXPLANATION

REFERENCED STANDARDS In this publication, reference is made to the standards listed below. Copies are available from the indicated sources. American Welding Society, Inc. 550 N.W. LeJeune Road Miami, FL 33126 AWS F1.1-1992 AWS F1.2-1992 Methods for Sampling Airborne Particulates Generated by Welding and Allied Processes Laboratory Method for Measuring Fume Generation Rates and Total Fume Emission for Welding and Allied Processes

American National Standards Institute 11 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 ANSI Z49.1-1994 Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes

Superintendent of Documents Administration U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, DC 20402 OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910 Toxic and Hazardous Substances Subpart Z 1910.1000 Air Contaminants Table Z-2 U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration 200 Constitution Avenue Room N-3101 Washington, DC 20210 OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 Environmental Protection Agency 401 M Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20460 Sections 311, 312, 313 Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) Material Safety Data Sheet (Non-Mandatory Form)

American Conferencel of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Technical Affairs Office Kemper Woods Center 1330 Kemper Meadow Drive Cincinnati, OH 45240 Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs)

SECTION IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA IMPORTANT! (Non Flammable) Welding arc and sparks can ignite combustibles and flammables. Refer to American National Standard Z49.1 for fire prevention and protection information during the use of welding and allied procedures. SECTION V REACTIVITY DATA
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS

Welding fumes and gases cannot be classified simply. The composition and quantity of both are dependent upon the metal being welded, the process, procedure and electrodes used. Other conditions which also influence the composition and quantity of the fumes and gases to which workers may be exposed include: coatings on the metal being welded (such as paint, plating, or galvanizing), the number of welders and the volume of the work area, the quality and amount of ventilation, the position of the welder's head with respect to the fume plume, as well as the presence of contaminants in the atmosphere (such as chlorinated hydrocarbon vapors from cleaning and degreasing activities). When the electrode is consumed, the fume and gas decomposition products generated are different in percent and form from the ingredients listed in SECTION II. Fume and gas decomposition products, and not the ingredients in the electrode are important. The concentration of a given fume or gas component may decrease or increase by many times the original concentration in the electrode. Also, new compounds not in the electrodes may form. Decomposition products of normal operation include those originating from the volatilization, reaction, or oxidation of the materials shown in SECTION II, plus those from the base metal and coating, etc..., as noted above. Reasonably expected fume constituents of this product would include: Example for Carbon dioxide shielded flux-cored electrode (AWS 5.20 E70-T-1): Reasonably expected fume constituents of this product would include: 3 primarily oxides of Iron; secondarily complex oxides of Manganese, Silicon, Titanium and Sodium. The present ACGIH TLV for Manganese, 0.2 mg/m 3 will result in a significant reduction from the 5 mg/m general welding fume (NOC) level. Example for Stainless Steel covered electrodes (AWS 5.4): Reasonably expected fume constituents of this product would include: primarily fluorides and complex oxides of Iron and Silicon, secondarily complex oxides of Manganese, titanium, chromium, nickel, sodium and potassium. The present 1995 OSHA PEL (Permissible Exposure Limit) for hexavalent

Chromium (Cr ) is 0.05 mg/m which will result in a significant reduction from the 5 mg/m general welding fume (NOC) level. The limit of 0.05 3 mg/m for hexavalent chromium from the decomposition products in these electrodes comes from the limit shown at the bottom of OSHA Table Z-2, 3+6 3 which is for 0.1 mg of CrO which calculates to 0.05 mg of Cr /m . It applies to soluble chromates of the types found in covered stainless electrode fumes. Reasonably expected gaseous constituents would include Carbon monoxide and Carbon dioxide. Ozone and nitrogen oxides may be formed by the radiation from the arc. One recommended way to determine the composition and quantity of fumes and gases to which workers are exposed is to take an air sample from inside the welder's helmet if worn or in the worker's breathing zone. See ANSI/AWS F1.1 and ANSI/AWS F1.2-1992

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SECTION VI HEALTH HAZARD DATA


THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE:

The ACGIH recommended general limit for welding fume NOC- (not otherwise classified) is 5 mg/m . ACGIH-1995 (or latest date) preface states, "These values are not fine lines between safe and dangerous concentrations and should not be used by anyone untrained in the discipline of industrial hygiene." See SECTION V for specific fume constituents which may modify the TLV.
EFFECTS OF OVER EXPOSURE: WARNING: PROTECT yourself and others. Read and understand FUMES AND GASES can be dangerous to your health.

this information.

Short-term (acute) overexposure to welding fumes may result in discomfort such as metal fume fever, dizziness, nausea, or dryness or irritation of nose, throat or eyes and may aggravate pre-existing respiratory problems (e.g. asthma, emphysema). See SECTIONS IV and VII. Exposure to extremely high levels of fluorides can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, muscular weakness, and convulsions. In extreme cases it can cause loss of consciousness and death. Long-term (chronic) overexposure to welding fumes can lead to siderosis (iron deposits in lung) and may affect pulmonary function. Manganese overexposure can affect the central nervous system, resulting in impaired speech and movement. The primary entry route for welding fumes and gases is by inhalation Bronchitis and some lung fibrosis have been reported. Repeated exposure to fluorides may cause excessive calcification of the bone and calcification of ligaments of the ribs, pelvis and spinal column. May cause skin rash. Arc Rays can injure eyes and burn skin. Electric Shock can kill. Before use, read and understand the manufacturer's instructions., MSDSs, and your employer's safety practices. Keep your head out of the fumes. Use enough ventilation, exhaust at the arc, or both, to keep fumes and gases from your breathing zone and the general area. Wear correct eye, ear, and body protection.. Do not touch live electrical parts. See American National Standard Z49.1, and OSHA Safety and Health Standards.
CARCINOGENICITY: NICKEL: The

International Agency for Research on Cancer indicates nickel refining and "certain nickel compounds" were cancer-causing, but could not state with certainty which forms of nickel may be carcinogenic. The National Toxicology Program lists nickel powder, nickel subsulfide, nickel oxide, nickel carbonate, nickel carbonyl and nickelocene as substances "that may reasonably anticipated to be carcinogens." Because of this, the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard requires that everyone who manufactures or imports these substances or mixtures or alloys containing these substances must warn of a cancer hazard on their MSDS's and labels. This warning is mandated by OSHA even though studies have not demonstrated cancer risks associated with the use of nickel. Intramuscular injection and implantation of nickel powder produced localized tumors in rats and mice. Inhalation studies using animals showed no evidence of carcinogenicity. The International Agency for Research on Cancer and The National Toxicology Program indicates there is sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity of chromium compounds both in humans and experimental animals. IARC notes that "the compounds responsible for the carcinogenic effect in humans cannot be specified." Studies with chromium metal and trivalent forms of chromium compounds have shown inadequate evidence for carcinogenicity in both animals and humans.

CHROMIUM :

SECTION VIII CONTROL MEASURES


SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION AND PRECAUTIONS

Read and understand the manufacturer's instruction and the precautionary label on the product. See American National Standard Z49.1 and OSHA Publication (29 CFR 1910 Hazard Communication Standard for more detail on many of the following.
VENTILATION

Use enough ventilation, local exhaust at the arc, or both, to keep the fumes and gases from the worker's breathing zone and the general area. Train the welder to keep his head out of the fumes. Keep exposures as low as possible
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

Use respirable fumes respirator or air supplied respirator when welding in confined space or where local exhaust or ventilation does not keep exposure below the recommended exposure limit.
EYE PROTECTION

Wear helmet or use face shield with filter lens. Provide protective screens and flash goggles, if necessary, to shield others. As a rule of thumb, start with a shade that is too dark to see the weld zone. Then go the next lighter shade which gives sufficient view of the weld zone.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Wear hand, head, and body protection which help to prevent injury from radiation, sparks, and electrical shock. See ANSI Z49.1. At a minimum this includes welder's gloves and a protective face shield, and may include arm protectors, aprons, hats, shoulder protection, and well as dark substantial clothing. Train the welder not to touch live electrical parts and to insulate himself from work and ground.

SECTION IX: DOCUMENTARY INFORMATION DISCLAIMER OF EXPRESSED AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES The information in this document is believed to be correct as of the date of issuance. However, NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED, OR IS TO BE IMPLIED REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION, THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION, OR THE PRODUCT, THE SAFETY OF THIS PRODUCT, OR THE HAZARDS RELATED TO ITS USE. This information and product are furnished on the condition that the person receiving them shall make his own determination as to the suitability of each product, process and application for his particular purpose, and on the condition that he assumes the risk of his use thereof.